In this photo released by the Department of Defense on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, soldiers drape U.S. flags over the caskets of members of a Black Hawk helicopter crew prior to off-loading at Ramstein Ai
The Pentagon, under pressure from open-government advocates, released hundreds of images Thursday of flag-draped coffins of American soldiers.
The Pentagon had previously refused to release such images, which were taken by military photographers. Nor has it allowed the news media to photograph ceremonies of soldiers' coffins arriving in the United States, saying it is enforcing a policy installed in 1991 to respect the privacy of families of dead soldiers.
The pictures were released in response to a request for all military photos of caskets containing the remains of American soldiers taken since the U.S. launched its attack on Afghanistan in October 2001. Some critics have contended the government is trying to hide the human cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pentagon provided most of the images without context, so it was unclear where and when they were taken and whom they portrayed.
The war or terror is a meat grinder designed to fail and continue to last indefinately until all the soldiers have run out. It's good for the economy, and the companies with military contracts (such as the one Bush invests in).
If you want to hide them,then your ashamed of what you have done. These men served their country and gave their all,they should be afforded a funeral with pump and seremony equal to a president or a prince.